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EDITOR’S NOTE The EduComm Institute I t was a great experIence meetIng with many University Business readers last month at educomm 2009 in Orlando. attendance was strong—considering the economy—the venue was great, and we appreciated hearing your ideas and your concerns. we don’t want that interaction to end. One of the big news items from the week was the magazine, and special vendor opportunities. members announcement of the educomm Institute, a new and will be able to connect with others through a Facebookexciting leadership community for higher education. like interface, create their own blogs and share documents the educomm Institute grew from a desire to extend in a file repository. and educomm Institute members the educomm experience beyond will also receive discounted pricing the annual live event. each year, to events, including educomm Your collective voice can 2010, which returns to Las Vegas. educomm presents sessions on areas of interest to higher educaIf you were with us last year at help shape an industry. tion technology leaders, from educomm 2008, you might have classroom and campus technology, heard raVe publications’ gary and facilities and systems design, to web 2.0 and social Kayye talk about the changing education landscape and media. In past years we’ve posted these sessions on our how the best way to advance aV/It convergence is for website, but that was the extent of our post-conference vendors to work with educators to design the technology collaboration with you. of the future. educators need to organize and share inforas stephanie martinez, director of interactive media mation about what they want, rather than wait for manufor professional media group (publisher of University facturers to tell them what they need. Business), told a keynote audience, all that is about to Don’t wait for it to happen, Kayye said. You need to change with the launch of the educomm Institute. take the initiative. “we’ve harnessed the technological platform of eduwell, we’re taking the initiative with the educomm comm sponsor to power a web Institute, and I’m pleased to say that sonic Foundry, 2.0 social network that will be the backbone of our leader- cDw-g, echo 360, govconnection, plain Black, Iniship community,” she said. “the educomm Institute will gral, tegrity, polycom, and have not only contain the content from our annual conference signed on as charter sponsors. but will facilitate continuing the dialog after the conferYou’ve got their ear. ence is long over. we’ll accomplish this through targeted Let’s take advantage of the opportunity to share your groups, led by topical experts and populated with contri- ideas and visions with them to help move toward your butions from you and your colleagues. You will be joined goals. to become a charter member of the educomm in the educomm Institute by a superb class of sponsors Institute—or to submit a speaker proposal for 2010— and exhibitors who will seek your input and learn from visit you. Your collective voice can help shape an industry.” educomm Institute members will have access to premium content year-round, including on-demand viewing of all of the educomm conference sessions and keynotes, a monthly newsletter, a subscription to University Business Write to Tim Goral at 8 | July/August 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of University Business - July 2009

University Business - July 2009
Editor’s Note
College Index
Company Index
Advisory Board
Behind the News
Sense of Place
Financial Aid
Human Resources
The State of Student Aid
Out of the Gym, onto the Desktop
EduComm 2009
Internet Technology
Community Colleges
End Note
SPECIAL SECTION: Annual Directory of Higher EdConsultants

University Business - July 2009